startups

Why the hell do I need a board?

Why the hell do I need a board?

I really didn’t think about getting a board until I got into my first accelerator and was told that I should start to build a board. My instinct told me it was a little bit early - but who was I to know as this was my first company. So while in the accelerator I met lots of mentors and people wanting to help - when I started to mention I was building a board - lots more people jumped out of the cupboard. This included someone who wanted to charge £30k a year for sitting on my board.

Mental Health and Startups

Mental Health and Startups

Like a hummingbird we move frantically from one task to another acting as a catalyst for growth in our businesses. Some days the enormity of what we have to do to get something moving to the next stage is overwhelming. It almosts freezes you in inertia. Then when we have a little "success" the expectations raise and we have further to fall. Why do we do this to ourselves?